Category: Blog

Talktalk hacked

October 23, 2015

October 23, 2015 Hopefully all of you Talktalk customers have seen the news and are already being careful. It appears that all of Talktalk customers’ details may have been stolen by the hackers and therefore you need to watch your bank and financial transactions for any abnormal activity. The hack first was noticed on Wednesday […]

How to Remove “Get Windows 10″ Icon from Taskbar

June 16, 2015

Remove “Get Windows 10″ icon from taskbar

Attack on Apple Mac Computers

June 12, 2015

Flaw in Mac computers allow hackers in.

Sacrifices with Windows 10

There are sacrifices with Windows 10 as you may lose choice over Windows updates, lose Media Centre and Desktop gadgets.

Bing (Microsoft) allow dodgy adverts

June 8, 2015

It appears that the Bing search site, that is Microsoft’s search site, is adding adverts that lead to the potential download of unwanted programs that even spoof Google. Something I frequently find on people’s PCs are Add-ons to their Internet Browsers that either lead to shopping sites or simply unwanted search results.  The other common […]

Windows 10 will be available from 29th July 2015

June 2, 2015

Microsoft have announced that Windows 10 (and don’t forget, there is no Windows 9!) will be released on 29th July 2015.  Window 8 tried, and many would say failed, to combine both tablet and PC together in the one OS.  Windows 10 is designed to be a universal operating system that will function across PC, […]

Spam, Scam and Infected Emails

November 22, 2013

Lots of emails are spam. Many contain infected attachments. Many are after your private details. Some take you where you shouldn’t want to go as they contain phishing links. Some examples of such emails are show in this blog entry.

Britain wakes up to CryptoLocker

November 18, 2013

The BBC report that the Police have issued a warning about the dangers of CryptoLocker that can infect a computer via email and then encrypt (scramble) your files. Another report says that the Swansea Police actually paid the ransom! There are steps you can take to protect yourself.

CryptoLocker demands $300 ransom to get your files back

October 30, 2013

CryptoLocker infection encrypts your files and holds them to ransom for $300. Pay the criminals within 72 hours or you will never get your files back.. How you get infected and steps you may take to avoid losing your files.

Get rid of Windows 8 or wait for the upgrade to 8.1?

October 15, 2013

October 15, 2013 I have recently removed Windows 8 from two computers In the first case the person, at the suggestion of his young grandson, had upgraded his Windows XP to Windows 8.  The inevitable result was that the computer became very very slow to the point that it was nearly unusable.  This person was […]